Events are covered regionally & on a national scale. This includes listings for special gatherings, recurring events, & one-time affairs. Each listing is sorted by the date of the event then color coded by the nature of their interest:
Please note: some crossover will often exist, so the function in question will be listed by the nature that most predominantly reflects the general practice of its venue.
Please Note: This is only a partial list for featured events! For the FULL list of what's going on throughout the scene, please see our Main Calendar. Thank you.
The Maryland Renaissance Festival (rennfest.com): One of the nations largest Renn-Faires runs 'till Oct. 22nd.
The DC Fetish Ball (DCFetishBall): I’d like to thank EVERYONE who made it out to the 10th Anniversary of The DC Fetish Ball. It was an amazing night w/ some of the best talent the scene has to offer. We had a stunning crowd, beautiful fashion, fantastic entertainment, plus a great level of play & social interaction. No doubt, it was an incredible night to celebrate 10 years in the scene!
As with every event, I’m humbled by the unbelievable talent & dedication that stands by me each year to bring the magic to make it all happen. I thank everyone for their endless support, but most of all I thank my team for making this all possible.
20th-29th - Fantasy Fest (FantasyFest): Lifestyle festival meets Mardi Gras in Key West.
Tues 24th - DC High Heel Race (Facebook): As close as DC comes to Mardi Gras.
- Rockville Poly Munch (Fetlife): Local gathering for couples & singles.
- Hellfire Inclusive Happy Hour (Fetlife Groups) Formally TNG
Wed 25th - Lords of Acid w/ Combichrist Live (Soundstage): at the Balt. Soundstage.
- Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in at Auld Shebeen downstairs.
- Hump Day Happy Hour (Fetlife): Hosted by Baltimore TNG.
- Frederick/Hagerstown Munch (Fetlife): Hosted in Central Maryland.
- Philly Polyamorists (www.meetup.com/phillypoly): bi-monthly social
- DC Prime Timers (PrimeTimersDC.org): Gathering of older gay/bi men
- The Further Halloween Special (Facebook): Dark-electro dance party.
- Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. weekly Dark Alt. night at Mojo 13.
27th-29th - L.A. Comic Con (StanLeesLAComicCon): The nation's largest Comic Con.
- Va. Celtic Festival (VaCelticFestival): Celtic heritage festival in RVA.
- Nightmare Festival (NightmareFestival): Rave music festival at Ramblewood.
- Steamposium (Seatle-Steamposium): West coast gathering of Steampunk.
- The Fetish Fantasy Lifestyle Expo (FetishFantasyExpo): in Las Vegas.
Fri 27th - Drac's Ball (DracsBall): Philly's long standing Halloween Ball.
- Dark & Stormy (Facebook): One of DC's last great nights for Goth-Industrial.
- The Capitol Hell Ball (Facebook): Presented by BOUND at Stanton & Greene.
- Bi Parties (Fetlife): On-premise play party in MD, DC, & N.Va.
- Men's Kink Night (The-Crucible): All male kink night at The Crucible.
Sat 28th - Endless Night Vampire Ball (EndlessNight): in the heart of New Orlean's.
- Eighties Mayhem Halloween Ball (Facebook): at The Black Cat (NW DC).
- Boudior Boheme (Facebook): A sensual masquerade w/ an edge of risque.
- Halloween Ball (Facebook): Multi-Band platform, at Raw Ink Live.
- Carnival of Curiosities (Facebook): Hallween Warehouse Rave NE DC.
- The Dead Milkmen Live (TheTroc): at The Trocadero, Philadelphia.
- Fetish & Fantasy Haloween Ball (HalloweenBall): in the heart of Sin City.
- Fetish Factory Halloween Ball (Fetlife): in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida.
- Nuit Demonia (Nuitdemonia): In the heart of Paris.
- Halloween Fetball Mansion Party (Fetlife): at a private location in Maryland.
- Entre Nous Halloween Ball (EntreNousDC.com): hosted at Aura Lounge.
- Tabu Halloween Party (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle Social & Play Party.
- TPA Beautiful Nightmare (ThePrivateAffair.com): Lifestyle social play party.
- PGC's 9th Annual HallowKink Ball (thepleasuregardenclub.net): Philly.
- Spank & Paddle Party (www.sigmadc.org) hosted at Sigma's on-site dungeon.
- Ziegfelds (www.ziegfelds.com) DC's Biggest & Best Drag Show (11pm).
28th-4th - Hedonism Halloween Week (HedonismII): Celbrating Hedonism's anniversary
Sun 29th - GWAR Live (TheTroc): at The Trocadero, Philadelphia.
Mon 30th - Devil's Night.
Tue 31st - Halloween / Samhain.
- Evanescence Live (Facebook): Halloween Concert at the MGM Grand, Md.
- Hellfire Inclusive Happy Hour (Fetlife Groups) at Marrakesh/Aura Lounge
Thu Oct 5th - KMFDM (State): at the State Theatre. Falls Church, Va.
Fri Oct 6th - Front 242 (Soundstage): at the Baltimore Soundstage.
Fri Oct 6th - Rob Zombie (Eventful): Midnight show at the Richmond Amplitheater.
Mon Oct 9th - KMFDM (Soundstage): at the Baltimore Soundstage.
Thu Oct 12th - Pink Floyde Laser Show (State): at the State Theatre, N.Va.
Fri Oct 13th - The Legwarmers (National): at the National, Richmond, Va.
Sat Oct 14th - Blues Travelers (Filmore): 30th Anniv.Tour at The Filmore, Silv.Spr, MD.
Tue Oct 17th - Blues Travelers (National): 30th Anniv.Tour at The National, Richmond.
Thu Oct 19th - Ministry (Filmore): at The Filmore in Silver Spring, MD.
Fri Oct 20th - GWAR (National): at The National, Richmond, Va.
Tues Oct 24th - Third Eye Blind (Filmore): at The Filmore in Silver Spring, MD.
Wed Oct 25th - Lords of Acid w/ Combichrist (Soundstage): at the Balt. Soundstage.
Thu Oct 26th - GWAR (RamsHead): at Rams Head Live, Baltimore.
Fri Oct 27th - Lords of Acid w/ Combichrist (TheTroc): at The Trocadero, Philadelphia.
Sat Oct 28th - Day of Darkness Festival (RamsHead): at Rams Head Live, Baltimore.
Sat Oct 28th - Dead Milkmen (TheTroc): at The Trocadero, Philadelphia.
Sun Oct 29th - GWAR (TheTroc): at The Trocadero, Philadelphia.
Tue Oct 31st - Evanescence (Facebook): Halloween Concert at the MGM Grand, Md.
Fri Nov 3rd - Flogging Molly (Eventful): at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia.
Sat Nov 4th - The Legwarmers (TheTroc): at The Trocadero, Philadelphia.
Sun Nov 5th - Imagine Dragons (LiveNation): at the Verizon Center, DC.
Tues Nov 7th - Frontline Assembly (State): at the State Theatre. Falls Church, Va.
Sun Nov 19th - Lady Gaga (Tickets): at the Verizon Center, NW DC.
Wed Dec 6th - The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Eventful): at the Richmond Colluseum.
Thu Dec 14th - The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (LiveNation): at the Verizon Center, DC.
Sat Dec 16th - Reverend Horton Heat (Eventful): at The Broadberry, Richmond, Va.
Sun Dec 17th - The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Eventful): Wells Fargo Center, Philly.
Tues Dec 19th - A John Waters Xmas (Soundstage): at the Baltimore Soundstage.
Fri Jan 5th - Led Zeppelin Tribute (RamsHead): at Rams Head Live, Baltimore.